How to configure Photon OS to auto start containers at boot time

In this guide I will show you how to configure Photon OS to start a container when the OS boots up. This way your container is running even if the OS gets powered off or rebooted. Or if you are running on vSphere and an HA event occurs.

Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

In this guide I will walk you through a simple setup of Admiral using Photon OS as the container host. Admiral™ is a highly scalable and very lightweight Container Management platform for deploying and managing container based applications. It is designed to have a small footprint and boot extremely quickly. Continue reading Getting started with VMware Admiral Container Service on Photon OS

How to enable Docker Remote API on Photon OS

So you want to connect to the Docker instance on Photon OS remotly from another Docker client? In this guide I will walk you through a few short steps to configure Photon OS to enable the remote docker API. NOTE: This is not considered the secure method. If you want Continue reading How to enable Docker Remote API on Photon OS

How to use PhotonOS with an insecure registry

If you have installed a local docker registry without signed SSL certificates, the docker daemon will need to be started in a way to allow connection in insecure mode. For details see this note from Docker. In this guide I will show you how to configure VMware Photon OS to Continue reading How to use PhotonOS with an insecure registry

How to install and configure Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

In this guide I will walk you through installing and configuring the new Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator. This allows vRO to automate common tasks in Chef as well as integrate with cloud automation solutions like vRealize Automation. The plug-in includes out of the box workflows for the most common Continue reading How to install and configure Chef Plugin for vRealize Orchestrator

How to integrate vCenter Alarms with SocialCast – vCenter Appliance

As you may or may not know, in my previous life I was a vSphere Admin working for a large multinational company. My team supported a large vSphere environment with a wide range of application workloads. Many times we would encounter problems with the applications that required all of us Continue reading How to integrate vCenter Alarms with SocialCast – vCenter Appliance

How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6

So you got past the initial setup and install of vCAC 6. You have already provisioned several Windows or Linux blue prints and now you want to play with the advanced service designer. But wait? Where is the advanced services tab in vCAC? Humm, you have everything licensed correctly and Continue reading How to enable Advanced Service Designer in vCAC 6